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, a christmas surprise no one wished for. a tornado caught on video as it touched down right this city center. emergency management officials say the twister left lots of damage in its wake blowing out first and second floor windows at the mobile infirmary medical center and the roof at the high school. so far no injuries or death, but wit trees and power lines down tens of thousands are without electricity. one store sent customers scrambling for cover. >> one customer looked out the window and said there's actually a tornado coming. i looked out and you could see the sparks flying and debris flying around. i got everybody together, about seven customers. everybody huddle around we need to go to the back. >> i probably hurt my baby grabbing her and huddling for protection. there was no time. >> reporter: it was a massive storm system that stretched across the nation. earlier a tornado touched down in mcneil, mississippi and several people suffered minor injuries. in texas, one near crockett decide to livestock feed store and high winds toppled trees killing a driver trying to remove another
that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas got a double dose of bad weather, a 25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy h
but this is the first pedestrian fatality in recent memory. >> police in foster city are bison residence to secure their vehicles after nine separate auto burglaries were reported this week. the ninth car break-in was reported wednesday. most of these break-ins happened along shale boulevard and emerald bay lane. officers say that burglar prevailed on unlocking vehicles or broke windows to gain entry. items like purses, electronics, gps devices and other items that were left with in view were stolen. residents are reminded to keep all their valuable items out of view. and to keep their car doors locked all times. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful busin
that washington smends too much. another story that everyone is talking about. kansas city chief's player who murdered his girlfriend, shot her nine times and killed himself. brad underwood has more from kansas city. good morning, brad. >> good morning, it has been an emotional high and low in the last couple of days in kansas city. they are continuing to learn more about the events leading up with the incident with javon and his girlfriend casandra perkins and what will happen to zoe. javon's mother the raise the three month old in long island. funeral arrangements haven't been made for casandra or javon. the first thing out of the head coach's mouth. thoughts and prayers going out to both families. javon a starter of the kansas city chiefs and his girlfriend was active in the organization as well and finding out more about the head injuries. stemming from a argument that happened friday night as casandra came home late from a concert. he shot her four times and then came here and took his life . continuing what will happen in the next coming days. they have not made funeral arrangements for
a major snow event for the northeast i-95 cities. so we should be doing okay there. but still, nonetheless, snowy travel for many across the appalachians and northern new england. going back to wednesday, d.c., certainly impacted. pittsburgh, on back into cleveland, all these airports where we expect the snow, there will be severe weather in raleigh down to the south of this. but it's all go up to the north because the storm hasn't gotten into the thick of it yet. thursday, up into new england goes the meat of the storm. but backlash snow and wind. and on friday, we got the all go as we are now in a break between storms. but a break is the keyword there. but here comes the trough of low pressure sliding off to the great lakes and the rocky mountains. and that means a new storm will develop and impact these areas into saturday. a lot of people potentially heading back this weekend. more rain and snow. right now, it's too early to call from new york up to boston. rain or snow. but right now, d.c. looks like they're right on that rain/snow line. this one could be much more impactful for the n
travel around the city dropping off toys at homes, playgrounds and to children they pass by on the street. families who have applied to receive toys can also pick them up at the program's headquarters on jerrold avenue. we'll be right back here on the kron four morning news. >> good morning. by 9:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m., you can see the green and the yellow representing about rainfall the concern could beat the with trees toppling over. hayward, fremont, and also of the peninsula. 6:00 p.m., could still stick around, residual showers possible but otherwise we could see temperatures on a cool note. 40's and it downtown, oakland, and redwood city. >> and me, let us take a quick check of the bay bridge , it anny we can see that many people are going to work if they are going home perhaps from an evening party? the lightest traffic, there is only one car going towards san francisco going north, south of the golden gate bridge it should not be a problem >> the water is back on for 15 homeowners. it was shut off because of a water main break that flooded. . avenue was closed between the bell/te
of the country digs out from the last one. major cities from washington, d.c. to new york to boston in its path. >>> let's make a deal. president obama sitting down with top congressional leader from both parties in just hours. can they agree on something before sending the country over the fiscal cliff? >>> and holy cow. $8 for a gallon of milk? why that utterly ridiculous price could be a very real possibility today, friday, december 28th, 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning. she is full of milk puns this morning. holy cow. utterly. >> what are you, lactose intolerant? >> the trifecta. >> we'll move on to the big story, which is the weather. we're bracing for another big storm before the last one is done. >> it's expected to bring a new round of travel headaches during a holiday travel weekend. how will it impact you in more on that ahead. >>> also, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died at the age of 78. he's being remembered as one of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more o
. >> reporter: tens of thousands of protesters fell on to the streets in cairo and other egyptian cities, calling it a final warning to the islamist president, mohamed morsi, who critics say is behaving like a dictator. in cairo, protesters surrounded the presidential palace, chanting slogans calling for the end of the presidency. it was mostly a peaceful demonstration. protesters are angry about a drawn constitution which will put to referendum, a popular vote in ten days time. control by president morsi's islamist allies, many more liberal editions say it is sharia law that fail to protect the rights of minorities and women. >>> the duchess of cambridge is said to be feeling better this morning after treatment for cute morning sickness. prince william's wife is expected to stay in king edwards hospital for several days. >> reporter: good morning charlie. the news today seems to be better. after spending a second day at the hospital with his wife, prince william left her looking a lot more relaxed. kate is, quote, continuing to feel better and it seems that the prince was feeling a litt
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before his arrest, he speak exclusively to abc's matt gutman. and matt joins us live from guatemala city with the latest on that bizarre interview. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. in that interview, mcafee very animated. saying he felt safe here for the first time in months. seeking asylum here. but just hours later, the immigration police picked him up. they're planning to fly him back to belize from the airport behind me, a move that surprised nearly everyone here, most of all mcafee. overnight, john mcafee was stuffed into a police car here in guatemala. >> john, where are you going? >> to jail. >> reporter: arrested by the country, just hours earlier. he told us exclusively he hoped would grant us asylum. this morning, officials here say they will deport him back to belize, where he is being sought for questioning in the november murder of his neighbor, greg faull. you did not, nor did any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? how stupid would i be? he's my neighbor. >> reporter: investigators in belize say he's not a suspect. but when they asked
rain. redwood city. and the santa cruz mountains and the decent rain. palo alto, down into sunnyvale and we have parts of livermore, oakland, reporting moderate rain at the time. it is going to shift along highway 13. this is just the beginning. the rain will continue for several hours. we have a wind advisory to talk about. i will share that with you. more on the rain in just a bit >>> highway patrol trying to figure out if the weather had anything to do with a big accident in oakland involving nine vehicles. it shut down some lanes of 880 for about an hour. allie rasmus is joining us live from oakland with an update on the situation. allie? >> reporter: all lanes are back up. for an hour and a half, this highway right behind us, this was a complete mess. this was the scene when we arrived this morning around 5:00. for awhile. traffic, all northbound lanes of 880 were at a complete stand still. >> northbound, before the ramp, this is where the 9-car pile up happened. according to the sergeant, two cars were initially involved in a crash. they were blocking the right hand lane. then
with a case of the man pushed to his death from a subway platform in that city. police had targeted a woman who looked like this police sketch, a heavy set woman in her 20s caught on a security camera running away after that attack on thursday. david aristo is live in new york with the latest developments on this, and pretty quick work here, wasn't it? >> seems to be. they have this woman in custody right now because that she had implicated herself, the statement we got from chief of police department spokesman paul brown. and this is a case that certainly has rocked new york. this is the second time this has taken place within the month of december. it's something that doesn't happen all that often here in new york. 8.5 million people in the city and many, many people take the subway. so to have something like this take place, you would think it's got the city in sort of a tizzy. this thing happened in queens. the woman was walking back and forth. it's not clear if the one that they have in custody is indeed the woman that was seen on that security video that you showed earlier. however,hi
delivers the 22 manhattan institute lecture at the plaza hotel in new york city. it's a little over one hour. [applause] >> what a magnificent introduction. thank you to all of you here tonight. as thinking about a friend of mine, rest in peace, and harold when he accepted the nobel prize he wrote a rather scathing indictment of the west. i thought back to the time i was making a movie with harold and we were shooting in a white truffle chapel in a jewish neighborhood and he started reminiscing about his life when growing up over his uncle's radio shop -- he was reminiscing over growing up over his uncle's radio shop in the jewish area chapel and his magnificent radio actor voice became skittish to 1938 and his face lit up remembering those days growing up in the warmth of the jewish ghetto of london and i thought how could harold pinter done a great the west ha when if it weren't for the united states a free of virtue in london have been killed. i felt i was kind of odd coming in miles from rendering the intersection and the cultural upbringing and then i remembered thinking when harol
are still without power after sunday's storm. >>> the windy city has been anything but windy these days. chicago is in the middle of a warm spell that feels a lot more like june than december. what is the guy doing wearing a packers' jersey downtown. shot up to 70 allowing chicagoans to abandon gear for shirts, t-shirts, bicycles. a little nom is day. cooler today. well above normal the i leave a year ago it's been warmer in chicago than it ever has been. >> nothing like a mild start to winter. that's what i am talking about. enjoy it, chicago, because you know it won't last. >> last winter was mild. >> for chicago standard. for chicago standard. >> for chicago. yes. >>> here's a look at your weather. showers and thunderstorms from houston to cleveland and nashville. the storms are going to move east to atlanta and pittsburgh. rain in the pacific northwest. up to a foot in the rockies, and cascade and sierra range. >> 50s from seattle to billings. 38 in the twin city. 70s across the south. >>> time now for our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." i do love this. anyone who watches th
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of this city were suddenly dark, leaving 17,000 homes and businesses without power. emergency crews blocked roads to better assess the damage, while the rain continued to pour on the city. >> oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: another of the more than a dozen tornadoes in the region damaged several homes in southeast mississippi. several people were injured, luckily none seriously. >> we have a lot of damage, people hurt. >> we've had homes that are 90% destroyed. >> reporter: the christmas day storm is being blamed for a young man's death in houston. he was trying to push aside a downed tree, when another tree snapped and fell on top of him, killing him instantly. blizzard conditions blanketed the midwest and beyond. snowplows had to clear roads as far south as lubbock, texas. interstate 40 near the intersection of i-35 and oklahoma was closed for most of christmas morning after a massive car pileup. freezing rain conditions caused 21 vehicles to crash into one another. several people were taken to the hospital. the storms are only expected to increase in strength as they sweep
said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle light vigil in iowa on wednesday. hunters discovered two bodies that are believed to be the missing cousins, 11-year-old lyric cook and 9-year-old elizabeth collins. the girls last seen in july, disappeared while riding their bikes. >>> computer software mogul john mcafee arrested in guatemala city for entering the country illegally. he said he had been seeking asylum there after fleeing belize where he is a person of interest in the shooting death of his neighbor. >>> music legend dave brubeck is being remembered today for bringing jazz to the people. he died just a day shy of his 92nd birthday. perhaps best known for his ground
at somebody and can enhance t but making it so brazen and new york city police department investigating this, so there is no doubt in my mind they'll get him. they know the car. they know the person. they're doing a background check, everything. got his cell phone, his text messages. everything they're going to check on. did he get a summons? you know, right there, where you park your car, if you're out in your car more than three minutes, they give you a ticket. maybe did they get any tickets? then they go on seventh avenue and make a left on seventh avenue this is the middle of times square. there is cameras. after 9/11 there is different cameras. they got license plates where they can identify the license plate. they got a partial plate they can find out what part of the city you're from. i'm sure they're going to catch these guys. >> what about just quickly the victim here. we mentioned some petty crimes in his background, some theft, cocaine charge. what should police -- what are police looking for? >> well, they're talking to his family, of course. they say he went to college and he's
-day saints in guatemala city, when she and a companion were kidnapped last week. her parents described their ordeal like this. >> with grief and despair and helpless. she is so far away and nothing you can do. you're sitting at their mercy. whatever their ransom is and whatever their demands are. >> i didn't know what to do. my dad was crying and my mom was crying. i thought i would not be able to see her again. >> she could finish stateside and take an easy route. she said she feels that is where she needs to be. she knows god was protecting her since this whole ordeal. she could feel angels protecting her and her companion while the whole thing unfold. never once did they fear for her life. wow, she is alive and put christmas in perspective. heather: fortunately the girls were not hurt. in fact sara told her parents she and her companion tried to reach out to their captors to teach them about their faith. gregg: a horrific scene in syria. airstrike by government forces on a crowded bakery reportedly killing dozens of people who were simply standing there waiting in line to buy bread,
a very hard line in the talks. >>> there's growing outage here in new york city over a front-page photo from "the new york post" yesterday. this man has just fallen down on the tracks. is just seconds away from a subway train hitting and killing him. many people upset why the photographer was taking the picture and not helping the man. this morning, he's talking out, justifying why he took the photo. and why so many other folks were running away. there's nobody there trying to help him off the tracks. >> he says he was trying to help. we're going to get into that. >>> also, you guys over there took advantage of the spring weather yesterday. >> yes, we did. we needed a walk. but more importantly, we needed to see our old pal, robin. we got to walk through the riverside park, as the sun was setting on a beautiful day in manhattan. it's always the case. she's always the -- >> she looks fantastic. >> she is the best medicine for us. it was amazing. >> and let me tell you, only one of us felt good enough to keep pushing the speed of the walk. >> it's true. it's true. >> her smile is great. >
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. this sunday's big snow dumped 10 1/2," biggest snowfall on record here in the twin cities. minneapolis-st. paul more snow than they had seen any single day last season, at one point coming down more than an inch an hour. for some a welcome start for winter fun. >> it's never too much. >> reporter: for drivers in the dakotas, minnesota and wisconsin, icy roads and blizzard conditions made for dangerous driving. >> be patient. that's the big thing. be patient. >> reporter: in minnesota alone, more than 600 accidents. >> there have been a lot of spinouts, a lot of people in the ditch. >> reporter: plows out in force to make sure commuters could make it to work this morning. >> it's great that it's a sunday. we don't have to deal with rush hour traffic. >> reporter: in rochester, minnesota, where temperatures reached record highs a week ago, parents and children don't seem to mind the change in the weather. >> we didn't get much snow last year. we're really excited to have the snow. >> reporter: area retailers were also happy to see the snow, hoping to get shoppers in the spirit of the sea
homicides in 2012, 100 less than in the previous year. one man knows a lot about that subject, new york city's deputy police commissioner, paul brown who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most violent crimes were happening and putting the biggest number of officers there,
'll have a moment of silence in newtown in cities across america and around the world. the beautiful church bells will toll for all of the victims of the horrific shooting here. the governor here has asked for this to be a day of mourning, we can't understand what these families are going through, but we want to stand near them. president obama will also observe the moment of silence, and governors from at least 28 states have asked all of their residents to do the same. john, we'll bring that moment live on cnn, but the president has shifted to focus additionally on gun control in this country. that debate raging in the wake of this tragedy. the white house releasing a video from the president, just this morning. the president acknowledging that he is a supporter of the second amendment, the right to bear arms, saying that most gun owners are indeed responsible. but also making very clear where he draws the line. >> here is what i think we should do. this week, i called on congress to take up and pass common sense legislation, that has the support of the majority of the american people, in
the 4505 civil affairs battalion coming thome salt lake city, utah -- home to salt lake city. >> they're the ones that have to deal with some really hard times. >> he's over and back. everything is good. no matter what happened, everything is good. >> gretchen: the soldiers had been in afghanistan for nearly a year helping with reconstruction of the country and communication with the civilians there. those are your headlines. >> steve: nice story. straight ahead, he knows the pain in newtown all too well. the principal who led students and staff through the columbine tragedy joins us live next from denver. >> gretchen: remember when the government put aside billions of dollars to help victims of hurricane sandy? wait until you hear where some of that money is really going now ♪ the weather outside is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny me
york city. it is the world's biggest party. of course, security will be extremely tight. we'll check in on celebrations there and around the world. >> then we'll catch up with three women that had us talking in 2012, including a mom that sparked debate over this picture. and an anchor who caught flack about her weight. >>> andrea mitchell joins us with the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> her spokesman called a blood clot stemming from the concussion she had sustained earlier. the administration's most high profile frequent flyer, 112 countries, nearly 1 million miles, more than 400 days of travel, now grounded under doctor's care at new york presbyterian after a spokesman says physicians discovered a blood clot wednesday. onny whirlwind trip, she picked up a stomach virus that led to dehydration that led to a fall, a concussion and now, her aides say, a blood clot. >> she's had a very real accident and is recovering from it. she will be back. >> reporter: for three weeks, clinton has been out of the office, but still working while recovering at home. her concussio
increases the risk of downed trees and power lines in the already water logged region. the kansas city chiefs square off against the carolina panthers later today one today after the chiefs' starting linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and drove to the team's stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. police say the couple who had a child together had been arguing recently. in college football after a back-and-forth battle, alabama barely held off a last-minute charge by georgia to defeat the bulldogs 32-28. the win rolls the crimson tide into the national championship game. they'll face top-ranked notre dame. here's today's weather. look for above-normal temperatures across much of the country. not exactly spring-like but then it's not exactly spring, is it? the week ahead will bring rain along with the inevitable cooldown. ahead, do you really want to know? >> is it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> osgood: how far would you be willing to go to satisfy your need to know? far enough to find out your likelihood of dying from a terrible disease? th
wears prada." that would be very interesting. >> she knows both cities very well. >> and she has quite a reputation for being a tough negotiator. >> thank you. >>> tony blair is standing by to join us live. we're going to talk about the international suspicions that syria's regime may be preparing to use chemical weapons against its own people. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. he opened up jake's very private world. at first, jake's family thought they saved ziggy, but his connection with jake has been a lifesaver. for a love this strong, his family only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein... ...to help keep ziggy's
human interhavings from the useful to the residual and the destructive. cities each have their own culture. in san francisco, a greeting to a stranger is likely to be returned n new york, ignored and in los angeles responded to with frigid rage. [laughter] likewise, of course, there's our beautiful american culture. it can be found most readily in our jokes, puns or illusions and the illusions of stand-up comedy or television commercials. they're the most powerful and cohesive. here's a great television commercial we saw at the super bowl. there's a holocaust of some time, a city's buried in rubble. later tough trucks of the manufacturer's brand emerge one by one, and the truck drivers get out to congratulate each other, all glad to be alive having had the wisdom to purchase so great a truck. and one survivor says to another, have a twinkie. [laughter] so what do we have here, but an illusion to a magnificent american myth; an urban legend taken from the very schoolyard where we've told ourselves for 50 years twinkies have a shelf life of 10 million years. [laughter] so why might p
barreling across the city, lightning flashing inside like giant christmas ornaments. >> wow! look at that. >> reporter: at least 15 reported twisters spawned by a storm marching all the way from california. the tornadoes triggering these explosions, tossing trailers. >> we've got a lot of damage, people hurt. >> we've had homes that are 90% destroyed. >> reporter: the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out, lit only by the lights of police cruisers. this morning, about 20,000 mobile residents are still without power. over 100,000 across the state. dazed residents pick through debris as rescue workers search for people trapped in the rubble. the punishing wind mangling the graceful homes. matt gutman, abc news, mobile, alabama. >>> early on christmas day, a houston area man died after a tree fell right on his pickup truck. strong winds apparently brought the tree down and crushed the 25-year-old victim. he was trying to move another tree that fell when he was hit. winds brought down power lines leaving thousands in the park. as abc's mark greenblatt reports, this storm dumped snow just t
. >>> here's your wednesday weather. rain from salt lake city to helena. a foot of snow in the rockies. cascade, sierra, nevada. a big cool down in the midwest. scattered showers and thunderstorms from new orleans to atlanta and d.c. >> 50s in the northeast. 40s in the midwest. denver hovers near 70, which is 25 degrees above normal. not bad. enjoy it, folks. >>> probably the most recognizable sign in the nation is back. looking exactly the same as the it did before its makeover. talking about the famous hollywood sign, of course. >> its nine-week, $175,000 spruce-up is officially over. and considering it's the sign's biggest cleanup job in 30 years, we must say it's fantastic, don't you think? >> marvelous as they like to say. >> how is that again? >> marvelous. billy crystal character. >> i know. >> bravo to sherwin williams, donated the 900 gallons of paint that was slapped on. nice work out there. the sign looks as good as ever. >> quick little factoid. when it originally went up in 1929 it said hollywoodland. the famous letters, they're 45 feet tall, 350 feet long. >> really. have
involved in everything. i think filing for divorce. city comes out with 600 pages or so. if everything arnold schwarzenegger has ever done from growing up in a time australia and the bodybuilding. pages and pages about hottie building. it is incredible -- and some is an incredible american immigrant story. he becomes a movie star and then becomes governor of california. meanwhile, this is an affair with the housekeeper about five pages in the book. and he deals with it doesn't say much, makes a mistake, regrets it in those situations. i got an interview with him on the phone friday before the book was coming out. he already agreed to be on 60 minutes and they had a lot more time. midway through the interview he said i don't -- and i cannot do arnold well. he said i don't like to read this interview is going because he thought to many questions have to do with the housekeeper, not about his accomplishments as governor. if you like arnold shorts and bigger, it's all there. it briefly made our bestseller lists and then went away. >> host: political pundits. we get the political pundits bo
the city of alexandria there are approximately 30 marked take- home vehicles. police say they won't be kept overnight in neighborhoods until the suspect is behind bars. >> in 30 years here i've never seen this happen before. so i'm hoping i never see it happen again. >> anyone with information about the stolen cruisers is urged to contact police. now again the vehicles were found abandoned a short time after being taken, but until this case is solved authorities say if you're driving and feel uncomfortable during a police stop, you can always pull over and call 911 and just open the window slighty and say you'd like to wait for additional is ofs to arrive at the scene -- officers to arrive at the scene. >>> a mysterious death in d.c., a body found in a park near an elementary school, what we've learned about the investigation and reaction from nervous parents. >> a mom of three proves her doctor is wrong and becomes a medical miracle just in time for christmas, her amazing story at 11:00. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the
after a month, in a month. >>> near kansas city, missouri, a secret santa making holiday dreams come true. the local businessman who doesn't want to be identified is doling out $100 bills to unsuspecting strangers, for those in need it's enough to rescue a bleak season. >> merry christmas, whoever the secret santa is, god bless him, merry christmas. >> i look on the face for sadness and when i find sadness, there needs to be hope, and so that's who i usually approach first. that's yours. >> oh, my god, are you serious? >> yeah, i think you dropped it. >> oh, my god. >> this year the secret santa has given away about $100,000. he took over the job from the original secret santa who gave away nearly $1.5 million between 1979 and his death in 2006. >>> we want to turn to the crisis in syria, where government officials have rejected a decision by the u.s. to recognize the opposition as representative of the syrian people. it comes as u.s. officials say forces loyal to president bashar al assad have fired at least four short range scud missiles into northern syria, likely at rebels. those
this somewhat. he said you have to put your man in his times. you have to have the detail of city life and country life and what were the roads like, what were the airplanes like. were they pressurized. all of the details have to be there so the character can move through his world and the reader understands and has a feel for it. host: how much reading -- i don't know if you can quantify it -- how much reading did you do? and where did you do it? guest: i had a nice library in the house we bought with a fair place and view of the blue ridge mountains and i had five desks set up in a u with all the material manchester used to cut and paste into his tablets, i had the books, plus speeches and memoirs that were not available when bill was writing. off to the side i a chair, in the dining room a couch and i would take two or three books and notepad and if for instance it is the week before the invasion of russia, mid june of 1941, i've got all the diaries piled up next to one chair, another of all the recollections, speeches churchill may have made, telegrams to roosevelt, warnings to sta
that information has not been updated for 40 years. [applause] >> now that that the turnpike extends past the city to the airport, any thoughts about revising the song? >> you mean the turnpike no longer ends in boston, it goes all the way to summer set, no. what town is the airport in? stockridge to chelsea. >> that's got a ring to it but it doesn't rhyme. that's the thing is the internal rhyme. that song has four rhyming schemes going at once. it's got to be boston unless they take it to austin, texas. [applause] >> i want to thank all of you for joining us this afternoon. i want to remind you of our next lunch on december 18, we have leon panetta, i'm sure if you have some advice on how to solve the fiscal cliff, i'm sure he'd like to hear that. >> while you are writing your next song, i'd like to present you with your coffee mug. it might give you some inspiration. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> i want to thank the national press club staff including the journalism broadcast center for organizing today's event. and i was wondering if you had one last song you'd like to sing us out on. [ap
worked for the president and progressive causes and began in 2008 when he performed in five cities in north carolina and. his efforts generated thousands of volunteers and helped win the state for the democrats for the first time since 1976. the last year has been a busy for them on the campaign trail, over 50 radio and television interviews and 40 events, from concerts' and field offices to opening the final night of the democratic national convention. just yesterday, he helped brighten up washington, d.c. by performing at the lighting of the national christmas tree. his music was with us as we celebrated the season, our family and country. i would like to welcome james taylor. [applause] >> thank you, bill, thank you, susan, for the cupcakes. i got a fire one myself. mighty tasty. you know, i titled this thing today election reform because i thought i needed to have a title. i probably know less about election reform then pretty much everybody in the room. i will talk a little bit about it toward the end. really, what i wanted to do it is described a pilgrim's progress through th
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